Source : The Pioneer
Bhopal |Wednesday, 21 March 2018: Renowned Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh passed away on Monday midnight at Delhi. He was 83 years old. To pay a tribute to Kedarnath Singh, a condolence meet was held on Tuesday.
The poets from across the city, Chief Administrative Officer of Bharat Bhavan Prem Shankar Shukla and other staff members were present at Bharat Bhavan. Addressing the meet, Shukla said that, the Hindi literature world has lost its one of the ace poets. Kedarnath Singh will always be remembered as a mentor and a wonderful poet.
He further said that he had given a great contribution in Hindi literature. Talking about his role in Bharat Bhavan, he said that Kedarnath Singh and Bharat Bhavan had always shared an eternal relationship. Singh was always there as a mentor and in many literary festivals held at Bharat Bhavan, he plays a pivotal role. It is a great loss, he added.
Kedarnath Singh was one of the most prominent modern poets writing in Hindi. He was also an eminent critic and essayist. He was awarded the Jnanpith Award (2013), Sahitya Akademi Award (1989) in Hindi for his poetry collection, Akaal Mein Saras. Kedar Nath Singh’s poetry is characterized by simple, everyday language and images that string together to convey complex themes.
One of his major poems is Bagh, a long poem with the tiger as its central character. Published in the mid 1980s, the poem remains one of the most widely read long poems in Hindi literature and is included in many university curriculam.